North Korea, the draft states, "shall immediately suspend all activities related to its ballistic missile program and.immediately abandon all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear nuclear programs in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner".
"There's a long way yet to go in order to make North Korea feel the kind of pressure that they clearly need to feel in order to change their calculus about whether pursuing these weapons are, or are not in the interest of this regime", he said.
Mr Putin expressed concern that cutting off oil supplies would hurt regular North Koreans, the official said.
The newest sanctions followed Pyongyang's firing in July of two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) that apparently brought much of the U.S. mainland into range.
Recently, Seoul's Defense Minister Song Young-moo revealed that he had brought up the issue during his talk with his USA counterpart Jim Mattis at the Pentagon last week.
Trump cast doubt that further negotiations could work, however, saying that United States presidents have been "talking and talking and talking" to North Korea for 25 years while North Korea has been developing its nuclear capability.
While it's not clear how - and if - the North Korea issue will be resolved, the U.S. has flatly rejected a Chinese proposal, backed by Russian Federation, for a suspension of hostilities on both sides. "But to achieve such a solution, the pressure on North Korea must be increased".
President Donald Trump discussed North Korea's strongest nuclear test yet with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday, as the US proposed crippling new sanctions and world leaders tussled over whether pressure or dialogue was the best way to rein in the rogue nation. Policy requires a political decision by the president in consultation with civilian and military advisers - and with our key Asian allies, South Korea and Japan.
The U.N. Security Council was scheduled to vote late Monday on a new, watered-down sanctions resolution against North Korea that eliminates initial USA demands to ban all oil imports to the country and freeze global assets of the government and its leader Kim Jong Un.
China's U.N. Ambassador Liu Jieyi cut short a visit with other council envoys to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa to return to NY and take part in negotiations on the draft text.
U.S. defence secretary James Mattis said on Sunday in Washington that the United States is preparing for and examining all military options.
North Korea was typically defiant yesterday.
Mr Trump's response to the nuclear state seems to shift between anger and provocative words to remarks approaching admiration for leader Kim Jong Un. "I don't think the president wants to take that chance".
Russian Federation condemns North Korea's nuclear test as "provocative", Putin told a televised news conference in China on Tuesday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned North Korea's latest nuclear test as a "flagrant violation" of global conventions, but also said there can only be a "diplomatic and peaceful solution" of the crisis.
South Korea and the United States are technically still at war with North Korea after the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce, not a peace treaty.
He referred only to military advisers and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, a retired Marine general, when tweeting about a White House emergency session on North Korea on Sunday.
French President Emmanuel Macron spoke on the phone with US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday to discuss the possibility of new sanctions.
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